Morris Claiborne Needs to Quit Being a Baby
Word from Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is that cornerback Morris Claiborne has been working hard this offseason.
In 2013, Claiborne, who has been plagued by injuries since entering the NFL, lost his starting spot to Orlando Scandrick. Earlier in the week, the NFL suspended Scandrick for violating the substance abuse policy, which – I guess – by default, gives Claiborne his starting spot back.
On Wednesday, Claiborne landed on his right shoulder during practice, and Garrett announced that Claiborne would miss a few days while he recovers. That means that he won’t play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. This injury is yet another setback in his progression, as he had previously just returned from a bout of knee tendinitis.
To make things worse for the Cowboys defense, they will also be without cornerback Brandon Carr as he attempts to work back from missing time. My condolences go out to Mr. Carr on the passing of his mother.
Claiborne had shown more intensity and confidence, especially early on in camp, which made me believe that maybe, just maybe, this was the year that he might live up to his draft status. However, I don’t see that happening, especially when every little bump or bruise causes him to miss extended amounts of time.
Personally, I just think that the guy is soft. Let’s face it; every player will at one point play with pain. It’s a part of the game. Maybe someone just needs to pull Claiborne aside and say, “Suck it up.”
Five key players for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015, not ones you’d expect
Training camp has started and the 2015 season for the Jacksonville Jaguars is officially underway. Besides the obvious players that are expected to shine, we will look at the five Jaguars we believe need to make a significant impact on the field this year if this team is going to be competitive. Read More
Three position “battles” to keep your eyes on at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp
raining camp is underway, which is a welcome sign for most. But for some, I'm sure they wish these first few days would have gone a little differently. An injury to one is an opportunity for many others. And now that we know for sure who is, and isn't going to be available for the first preseason game on Aug. 9 we can take a look at some of the guys who are looking to capitalize on their opportunity. Read More
Buccaneers' Linebackers Have Unmatched Athleticism
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some big off-season moves to improve the linebacker group; with it, we should really see the defense flourish. Read More
Report: Seattle Seahawks find a way to extend another star player
The Seahawks are apparently salary cap masters. Read More
15 NFL People Who Don't Belong in the Hall of Fame
These 15 people from the NFL are enshrined in Canton, but certainly don't deserve to be. Read More
Report: Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller gets really, really good news
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller had the summer from hell just two years ago. Man, oh man, how far he’s come. Miller got some great news on Saturday. A clean Von Miller dismissed from NFL's drug program http://t.co/Konpi1531I #9News — Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 2, 2015 From Mike Klis’ article on 9News: As Denver Broncos ... Read More